Let's also remember the business case has been written for reopening the line.
Rail Trail extended to Tollner Road
There are no plans the reopen the railway through the Mount Gambier Urban Area.Looking at a map of the urban area, I assume that there were a whole series of level crossings through Mt Gambier. Conversion to a rail trail at least protects the rail corridor from encroaching development.
A rail link between Heywood towards Millicent would require the bypass of the Mount Gambier Urban Area (the cost of facilitating this would likely be In the too hard/expensive basket)There are no plans the reopen the railway through the Mount Gambier Urban Area.
Would not want to connect customers.